Friday, August 29, 2008

A Break and a New Beginning

After two years and a few months, a month of notice, an additional two weeks of 'additional notice', I've finally left my old job to pursue an amazing, new opportunity. The new job introduces me to more technologies I want to learn and puts me in a better position to accomplish my future career goals.

Yay me!

What I'll miss most are the friends I've made and the crazy lunchtime shenanigans, especially all the politically-incorrect hilarity that ensued in the office pantry. If there was an HR fly on the wall, its head would explode in a sparkly shower of racist, sexist, pigist, homo-(and hetero-)phobic ignorance; all over our Go Go Curry katsu... ah, Go Go Curry. Actually, I think I'll miss that the most.

Anyway, that photo is from my going away party at Gstaad.

My departure and start date worked out perfctly, straddling a trip to Provincetown, MA for Carnival week.

Carnival week was fun, and I'm glad I did it once, but that sorry-ass-excuse-for-a-parade doesn't warrant the unbelievably huge crowd and the exorbitant prices. I mean, there weren't that many hot, shirtless guys. Ugh.

And now for your viewing pleasure, a short teaser from my vacation. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I'm truly conflicted watching this years' Olympic games.

First there was the China/Tibet controversy, then the women's gymnastic age controversy, and now I'm not sure whether to cheer for the Chinese or American teams!

Born in America, I've been cheering for America in past Olympics; partially because I didn't think the Chinese teams were all that great. But there's something in the fact that the Olympic games are being held in Beijing AND the Chinese teams are strong contenders makes me want to cheer for them too!

It's like "home team advantage" cheering.

All these things came to a peak during the women gymnastic event; oh the drama! I cheered for the American team, then the Chinese team, stopped myself, then continued to cheer for them! Yes, like a schizo.

Well, if the Chinese spectators can cheer for all the teams, then I'm going to do the same.

I mean, how can you not cheer for guns like these:

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

She Gets My Vote

Can it be that Paris Hilton finally made something that is actually witty and entertaining? I mean, her other "performance" was "good", but this response to McCain's ad?

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Not too shabby. Does this redeem her from the Simple Life? I don't think so, bitches.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

A Casual Friday

After reading this NYTimes article on men wearing shorts to the office, I decided it would be fine for me to do it at my office. This is what I picked out:

Casual Friday Outfit

Surprisingly, most people enjoyed it; I saw it through all their laughter.

It was awesome. Unfortunately, no one sent me home. Oh well.